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Dugo Polje Necropolis

With the number of 150 preserved tombstones stećci on Dugo Polje, it represents one of the biggest necropoli in general. The tombstones appear mostly in the form of slab, precisely 72 of them evidenced, then 59 crates, 14 tall crates and five gabled tombstones, four of which are with plinths. The decorations found on total 32 tombstone stećci are mostly rosettes, appearing 34 times altogether. Most interesting decorati ...
Founded: 13th century | Location: Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Medieval Walls of Avila

The city walls of Avila were built in the 11th century to protect the citizens from the Moors. They have been well maintained throughout the centuries and are now a major tourist attraction as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can walk around about half of the length of the walls.

The layout of the city is an even quadrilateral with a perimeter of 2,516 m. Its walls, which consist in part of stones already used in earlier constructions, have an average thickness of 3 m. Access to the city is afforded by nine gates of different periods; twin 20 m high towers, linked by a semi-circular arch, flank the oldest ones, Puerta de San Vicente and Puerta del Alcázar.